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Chinese Cities Announce Rewards For Tip-Offs On Hong Kongers Fleeing COVID-19

Chinese cities Zhuhai and Dongguan have announced cash rewards capped at 100,000 yuan (USD 15,785) for tip-offs for suspected smuggling of Hong Kongers by vehicle or boat.

19 February 2022

Ukraine

UN council backs talk, but no Russia pledge against invasion

Even Russia's deputy foreign minister said everything should be done to find a diplomatic solution. But he didn't respond to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's appeal to state unequivocally that Russia will not invade...


Hong Kong Hospitals Hit 90% Capacity As COVID Cases Surge

To ease the strain on the city's healthcare system, officials said they would take a different approach to hospitalization and isolation policies and allow some patients to be discharged sooner.


Behind China's Olympics, The Saga Of A Chained Woman Unfolds

China's Weibo social platform for entertainment unlocks the saga of chained woman, with close resemblance to many media platforms in China.

19 February 2022

Kamila Valieva reacts after competing in the women's free skate program at the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Beijing Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva Tumbles Out; Canada Regain Women's Ice Hockey Gold

Heavily favored Russian teen Kamila Valieva fell twice and had two other big mistakes in her free skate on Thursday, dropping to fourth place.


COVID-19

COVID: China is developing its own mRNA vaccine

China, the country that first detected the novel coronavirus, remains one of the few not to have imported one of the exceptionally effective mRNA COVID vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna. Instead, it has so far relied...

17 February 2022

Eileen Gu posted 95.25 on her second pass at the women's ski halfpipe final.

Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Eileen Gu Clinches Gold In Ski Halfpipe, 3rd Medal At Games

Defending Olympic champion Cassie Sharpe of Canada came second with a score of 90.75, while her teammate Rachael Karker clinched bronze.

18 February 2022

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Beijing Winter Olympics: China Faces Omicron Test Weeks Ahead Of The Games

With the success of the Winter Olympics and China's national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its 'zero-tolerance' COVID-19 policy. Across China, more than 20 million people are in some form of lockdown.

13 January 2022

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10 January 2022
'India Looking Forward To Constructive Dialogue': Official Sources Say Ahead Of 14th Round Of Sino-India Military Talk

'India Looking Forward To Constructive Dialogue': Official Sources Say Ahead Of 14th Round Of Sino-India Military Talk

As a result of a series of military and diplomatic talks, the two sides completed the disengagement process last year in the north and south banks of the...


09 January 2022
Will China Invade Taiwan In 2022?

Will China Invade Taiwan In 2022?

In October 2021, a record 149 Chinese fighters roared through Taiwan’s identification zone, in a space of four days. The pattern of flying bombers to...


08 January 2022
China: Blast Leaves 16 Dead At Cafeteria In Chongqing City

China: Blast Leaves 16 Dead At Cafeteria In Chongqing City

China: The cafeteria in Chongqing city collapsed, trapping victims inside. Rescue workers searched the debris into the night and all the bodies were recovered...


07 January 2022
Congress Prods PM Modi For Clarification On Developments Along Indo-China Border

Congress Prods PM Modi For Clarification On Developments Along Indo-China Border

India asserted that a bridge being built by China across Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh is in an area that has been under that country's "illegal occupation"...


04 January 2022
Activists Call On Tesla To Close New Xinjiang Showroom

Activists Call On Tesla To Close New Xinjiang Showroom

Activists are appealing to Tesla Inc. to close a new showroom in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, where officials are accused of abuses against mostly...


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24 December 2021
Beijing Winter Olympics: Japan Has 'No Plans To Send A Government Delegation'

Beijing Winter Olympics: Japan Has 'No Plans To Send A Government Delegation'

Japan's decision not to send a government delegation to Beijing Winter Olympics follows a move by the United States and a few other democratic nations...


24 December 2021
India-China Ties In Deep Freeze, Only Modi And Xi Can Now Break The Deadlock

India-China Ties In Deep Freeze, Only Modi And Xi Can Now Break The Deadlock

2022 will see more of the same in India-China ties as Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to punish India for joining the US-led effort to contain China.


23 December 2021
Beijing Winter Olympics: China Puts City Of 13 Million In Lockdown Ahead Of Games

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Puts City Of 13 Million In Lockdown Ahead Of Games

Though the latest outbreak is 1,000 kilometers southwest of the Olympic host city of Beijing, any sign that the coronavirus pandemic might be worsening in...


23 December 2021
China: 13 Million People Under Covid-19 Lockdown, Weeks Before Winter Olympics

China: 13 Million People Under Covid-19 Lockdown, Weeks Before Winter Olympics

Social media posts recorded panic buying of groceries and household products in China's Xinjiang as the Chinese Communist Party ordered a lockdown owing to...


22 December 2021
Putin Dials Modi: Will Russia Play Peace Maker Between India-China?

Putin Dials Modi: Will Russia Play Peace Maker Between India-China?

President Putin’s telephone call to Prime Minister Modi has fuelled speculation of a Moscow initiative to broker peace between the two Asian giants.


13 December 2021
China Needs More Ambitious Climate Goals, Top US Diplomat Says

China Needs More Ambitious Climate Goals, Top US Diplomat Says

'It has been a very good year for our collaboration,' David Meale, US's top diplomat in China said, citing the close relationship and regular communication...


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10 December 2021
International Human Rights Day | Five Worst Human Rights Crises In The World

International Human Rights Day | Five Worst Human Rights Crises In The World

International Human Rights Day: A look at five unforeseen stories which have recorded the worst Human Rights crisis in the world in recent history.


10 December 2021
Beijing Winter Olympics: China Dismisses UK, Canada Games Boycott As 'Farce'

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Dismisses UK, Canada Games Boycott As 'Farce'

US, Canada and UK have said they won't send government dignitaries to the 2022 Winter Olympics to protest human rights abuses, while New Zealand said it...


08 December 2021
Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

Peng Shuai Disappearance: IOC Uncertain About Chinese Tennis Player's Safety

The IOC's two video calls are the only reported contacts Peng Shuai has had with people outside China since Nov. 2 when she sent a social media post alleging...


07 December 2021
Beijing Winter Olympics: China Threatens Retaliation If US Boycott Games

Beijing Winter Olympics: China Threatens Retaliation If US Boycott Games

US President Joe Biden has said he is considering a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics, under which American athletes would still compete, and an...


03 December 2021
UN Urges Countries To Observe The Olympic Truce During Beijing Winter Games

UN Urges Countries To Observe The Olympic Truce During Beijing Winter Games

A resolution adopted by consensus by the 193-nation world body recalled the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria, calling for an 'Olympic Truce,' to encourage...


02 December 2021
Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Peng Shuai Saga: Women's Tennis Association May Cancel Events Beyond 2022 In China

Peng Shuai was out of public view after accusing former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of a sexual assault in a November 2 social media post. However, Peng Shuai...


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